printers can be reset to factory defaults (or cold-reset ) by
turning the printer off and holding down the Online or Go button
while turning the printer back on. The printer control panel display
should read "Cold Reset" or "Restoring Factory
Settings" or something like these lines. This will remove
any IP address that the printer had previously.
When you plug it in, your router should have assigned an ip address
automatically. Go into your router and look at the attached devices and
it will show you what ip address has been assigned to each device on
Web Interface or Manually Assign an IP address
Network HP Printers allow you to manage them via Internet Explorer.
You can enter the IP address that the printer currently has
and access its configuration settings. This assumes that the web
interface hasn't been locked.
We recommend that you install the latest version of Sun's Java
software before trying these steps. See this How To: How
to Update Sun's Java 2 Runtime Environment Plug-in
- Print the
Configuration page if needed. You will be entering the "current"
- Open Internet
Explorer. Delete EVERYTHING from the Address line.
- Enter the
IP Address in the Address line and press Enter.
- You should
then connect to the printer. If this fail, go to the next section
to assign the IP address manually.
NOTE: There are 2 basics versions of the web interface. Type
1 is on newer printers. Type 2 is on older models
- Type 1:
Click the Networking tab.
Type 2: Click the Administration button. Click the Configuration
- Edit the
IP address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway as needed.
- Do not
change any other fields.
to the bottom and click Apply.
- Close Internet
the Printer. Print the Configuration page to see if number was
If the above steps do not allow you to assign the IP address via
the Wizard, you will need to do it through at the printer itself.
- Go to this
HP Support Page.
TCP/IP through the Front Control Panel
the link to your printer model. Highlight
- From the
File menu choose Print. In
the Page Range section, click Selection. Click
Note: For the complete printer user guide, go to the
Printers Support & Troubleshooting page. Locate your
specific printer type and model. On its home page, under self-help
resources, click the manuals link. Download the printer's
User Guide (not the Getting Started Guide). Look for
steps to manually configure TCP/IP parameters from the printer
the steps from the printout to assign the desired IP Address
to the printer.
IP address will be entered at the IP BYTE prompt
Subnet mask is entered at SM BYTE prompt
Gateway address is entered at GW BYTE prompt
Note: The syslog server IP address (LG BYTE 1=) and timeout
(TIMEOUT=) do not need configured.
- Once the
IP Address is entered, restart the Printer. Print the Configuration
page to see if number was set.
Hope this helps